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light and collided with a big rig in san francisco's hayes valley neighborhood. it happened last thursday. mack was ejected from the shuttle bus and pinned underneath that big rig. ucsf will install seat belts by the end of august. >>> a bicyclist struck by a food truck has died. the violent collision in the city's south of market neighborhood, nancy hoe made an illegal street on fremont street in front of the food delivery truck. ho was not wearing a helmet and suffered a critical head injury. she was pronounced dead last night. >>> tonight at 6:00, our first look at two suspects charged with killing a woman, setting her on fire, and then dumping her body in the streets of an up scale oakland neighborhood. salvador and hector garcia were charged with murder. the charges carry special circumstances that would mean they are eligible for the death penalty or a life in prison. she was the mother of aed to bler. they are gang members who were and rifted on tuesday, several days after police were led on high-speed chases. >>> bay chair children who rely on the big sisters, big brother
has been under enormous pressure to lean out its menu. today big changes for southeast biggest chains in the country. 19 of them are adding healthier options to their children's menus. burger king, chilies and dennys are introducing a new program. burgers and fries won't be eliminated. >> if stead of pitch french tries we pitch apples, broccoli, salads. >> what about mcdonald's? mcdonald's is absent from today's announcement but says it is committed to balance menu options. >>> people around the bay area aren't having to crank the ac this week because the cooler weather has settled in happen our chief meteorologist joins with a look at how long we can expect these mild temps to stick around. in the east bay it was cool. i was wearing a hoodie. >> as far south as gilroy and morgan hill with temperatures averaging ten to 25 degrees below average in some cases. today, for example, walnut creek only 67. you should have 87 this time the year. not only that in the morning hours we've been starting off with foggy drizzle it's accumulated to .11, san francisco .04. so here's the onshore flow,
trip. many on board are from northern california, tonight's big story we hear from family members of those on board. >> traumatic. >> some of his friends are missing. it's something different. details on the search. >> these photos from the mexican navy show survivors being rescued. this man is rescued on a stretcher, others get medical attention. it was supposed to be a 7 day trip but came to an end a day after. you can see the men crammed together, and some bowing their heads. this is a picture of the vessel that sank after being hit by storm. it happened sunday morning in mexico after a storm. there were 30 tourists on board. and 16 crew members. according to the website, it has been on the gulf of california since 1989. passengers say the boat was less than two miles from shore when it tipped over. a resident said i am relieved i am alive. monday the u.s. coast guard in san diego sent a helicopter like this one after the mexican navy asked for assistance. crews haven't found anybody in the water. kron 4 news. >>> the why of one man talked about the ordeal that her husband went
's a look at the weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thanks. unfortunately we have big problems developing now in sunnyvale. we're talking about a jackknifed big rig right there approaching the lawrence expressway exit in the southbound lanes of 101. now, three lanes are blocked in the southbound direction. no reports of any injuries with this jackknifed rig or what exactly the truck was carrying but we know that traffic is just squeezing by right now partially in that left lane and the center divide. also the on-ramp, the lawrence expressway on-ramp to southbound 101 is completely blocked. 280 is the best alternate in the area. not big backups now but if this continues to be out there for a while which it sounds like it could, chp just issued a traffic alert for that stretch, they will just said that they are hoping to get lanes 30 to 40 minutes after the tow crew arrives arrives son scene. we are waiting for word for when the crew arrives and then it could be 40 minutes from then so this is going to be an issue for the start of the morning commute for sure. so 280 a good alter
before the big holiday weekend. the upgrade that is forcing thousands of commuters to find another ride to work today. >>> not doing their jobs and then lying about it. pg&e's shocking admission about skipping crucial inspections. good morning, it's friday, july 1. i'm grace lee. >> did you say it's friday? >> it is friday. >> that's much better. you just said it's friday. >> wait until 6:30! [ laughter ] >> 4:30. i'm frank mallicoat. you have four happy people here. we have a beautiful holiday weekend ahead. and it's flied. >> going to be hot. >> yeah. it really is. it's going to be scorching hot. if you want a hot weekend, the 4th of july weekend is the time to do it. high pressure building in, temperatures soaring this afternoon as high as the 90s into concord, 80s in san jose, 70s around the bay. you get the idea, temperatures could be near 100 this weekend. we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> let's go outside live towards the golden gate bridge. they hinted at it but there is no golden gate ferry service today. golden gate buses
:05, happening as we speak, a big sink hole on highway 87 in san jose. that's right along the southbound side of the highway near west virginia street. work crews are out there and so is ktvu tara moyarti but what's the very latest? >> workers workers will not continue work until engineers arrive. we had to move because it was simply too dangerous. you can see where they've blocked out one southbound lane of 87 on the left and then one lane of alma avenue on the right. the sink hole is about 30 feet wide. there's a big gap underneath the median. now caltrans discovered the problem tuesday. they came out. they poured some gravel. sort of a band aid fix. and last night they compressed the gravel and found it sank. you can see where the concrete is exposed now. there's a huge crack running up and down on that roadway. they shutdown some lanes on the freeway. we are close to west virginia street. just to give you an idea where we are on 87. crews are expected to be out here all morning repairing the sink hole. damage is pretty extensive. the highway seems to be moving up. right now let's check i
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this big patty is about 600 lbs., will for lifted off, put on a bun, and this will be one big hamburger. >> we are barbeque in this baby, it is the fourth of july weekend and we are grilling. >> to grill this massive berger take some serious preparation. >> we figure it will take about 10 hours to cook. we have calculated how much the meet will look down, the bread, how much confidence. she is a mathematical question. >> a burger that weighs more than 600 lbs. is not something that you would just slap on the grill. >> for as a decent level of creating this size berger, we had to come with a large scale engineering programs of steel and welding and actually create a jig that will actually spend the burgers so we can turn it over. >> fleet it will take more than a giant statue of. >> when you go to split this thing, every time it will start to flex and hop, and the grease at starts up. >> 1, 2, 3. >> real nice. >> curley the record holder is in canada for a 590 lb. burger. >> we are hoping this independence day we can bring this record for the world's largest hamburger back to
-year-old and her big sister were playing in front of the apartment complex you to see behind me when a come came up to them and offered to buy the little girl some candy. big sister saw that as a red flag and went in to tell mom. denise and her 3-year-old sister were playing outside of their san jose apartment complex monday night when a stranger started talking to jasmine. >> she started complimenting my sister saying you're so cute. she told her let's go the store and i'll buy you some chocolate. and she thought it was her daughter. >> reporter: concerned the 14-year-old denise grabbed her little sister and headed back to her second story apartment. minutes later this 26-year-old woman barged into the apartment and grabbed jasmine who she insisted was her daughter. >> she said that's my baby and tried to grab her. my mom tried to stop her. lady was pushing her. then after that, i called the police. >> reporter: when denise held her sister and called 911 her mom stood in front of the girls blocking for resfrom getting to her. her mom said she was also concerned flores might make kni
>>> good morning. a big stink in one bay area neighborhood. what is causing that awful smell. >>> and overnight explosion and fire in one of the bay area's most affluent areas. some critical questions still need to be answered. >>> a crackdown on cutting classes. a controversial decision in concord, just hours ago. >>> election the bug that could ruin the summer for many bay area campers. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, july 13th. >>> well, overnight, right now, the cause of an early-morning fire in atherton is under investigation. now, this fire started at a home on mount vernon lane at about 3:00 a.m. at this at this house. part of the house is currently under construction. we were able to find out everybody inside got out safely. >>> san francisco police are investigating two similar overnight robberies that happened within blocks of each other. the first one was on stockton and sutter streets at 1:00 a.m. the second one happened just a couple of blocks down ton sutter, 45
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
is inevitable and could hit families with mortgage payments and lower 401(k)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. let's start with jake. >> reporter: last night aftete their primetime addresses, house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president of the united states after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend morerend you pay more. >> reporter: right now there a a two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the sen
below average. system kind of rotating around the big old low up in oregon is right there might produce more than just some low clouds for mendocino county and lake county. possible mostly cloudy skies later on as the tail end of that system kind of swings by. it's also not only giving low clouds but any time you get a little system coming in that enhances the drizzle. a lot of 50s out there with local drizzle and temperatures even with the overcast it's cool. and there's a no doubt about it sea breeze. boot scooting it all the way out to the sacramento valley. temperatures out there have come way down as well. that's pretty impressive system for this time of year. i mean last in june we had two of those systems that came down and visited us, gave us rain. remember rain beginning in june end of june. this time of year it's almost a miracle it makes it that far. the end result for us is a lot of low clouds and drizzle. very, very cool pattern for july. afternoon highs 50s 60s 70s i did go with one 80 that was clear lake but i almost went 79 there. and there will be 60s and 70s in between
a big clean up to do. a fire broke out at daly city's skyline elementary school on christian avenue. this happened about 11:30 last night. just look at the pictures. the portable classroom went up in flames. the damage includes the building itself, everything inside, books, chairs, audio- visual equipment. took firefighters about 15 minutes to put it out. authorities don't know what started the fire but it apparently started outside of the portable building. no word of any injuries and students by the way return to school on august 17th. >>> meantime firefighters say an overnight house fire in san francisco caused about $350,000 damage. this fire started just before 2:30 this morning at a home on melrose avenue. the flames then spread to a second house. took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain that one alarm fire. no injuries have been reported. authorities think the fire started in the living room of the first house, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> the book written by kidnap victim jaycee dugard does not go on sale for another day but it is already
bridge. so the resulting traffic backup while the investigation was going on was a big headache for commuters -- commuters. at this point, it's unclear if either the driver or the cyclist will be cited. kraig debora ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. >>> san francisco police chief greg sur will hold a meeting tonight in an attempt to cool down tensions tied to a police shooting on saturday. it will be held at 6:00 at the bayview opera house. [ chanting ] >> a protest was held last night in downtown san francisco to express anger over the fatal shooting of 19-year-old parolee kenneth harding. the officers involved in the shooting say harding pulled a weapon and shot at them first. investigators say residue from a weapon was found on harding's hands. police arrested 35 people at the protest. demonstrators are being blamed for vandalism, breaking windows at the castro muni station and throwing rocks and smoke bombs. >>> president obama is scheduled to meet with republican leaders from the house of representatives in less than two hours to talk about the debt ceiling and defi
8 1/2 hours of fighting the fire but now the big question is what kind of toxic problems it has created for us in the air. the plume of black smoke could be seen as far away from oakland. it was burning as many as 30,000 plastic bins. the company makes those plastic bins that are used by farmers. firefighters found it extremely hot making this fire a huge challenge for them. investigators say workers at the plant started the fire. >> we have confirmed with the business owners and employees on site that that they did have employees with working with some type of open flame device. i don't have details but probably a blowtorch or welding in that area. >> no major injuries were reported. about 120 firefighters came to help out with this when it reached the sixth alarm. they even received help from travis air force base. they finally stopped putting water on it about 9:30 last night. macro plastics has been here for 20 years and never had a fire like this. 45 workers -- 45 people work here. at this point it's grateful that everyone evacuated safely and everybody is okay. live in fai
's office admits it is a big blow to the department. >> it was a tough blow to swallow to let those highly trained officers go. to ruse 66 officers with that training, that's a huge investment the city has basically lost. >> reporter: he said the training is crucial for a person who might not understand why police have a gun pointed at him. the police department says it will pull officers from other beats if it has to to respond to a cit incident. the department concedes that will delay response time. we're at police headquarters, nbc bay area news. >>> we have some breaking news to share with you. she was one of the most active and socially forward and well known first ladies of our time. but today, betty ford has died at the age of 93. betty ford was married to former president gerald ford for 58 years. he also died in 2006 at the age of 93. elizabeth ann warren ford was born april 8, 1918. she was known as betty ford and won't to also serve as the first lady of the united states from 1974 to 1977. she was very active in social policy, shattering lots of precedents and had a very moderat
a pretty big concern. still only about a 30% chance of launch today because of a storm passing across florida. we are looking live there now. it doesn't look bad from this angle. nat is a is hoping it can get started. this is the final u.s. space shuttle mission. >>> the public is invited to chabot space center. kicks are $10 at the door. darts open in just about 9:minutes. claudine wong will be there. she will tell us what makes viewing the launch there so special. this there is another shuttle launch party another that. >>> some of the bay area men that survived that fishing boat accident are back home. but they are devastated because their friends are still missing. >> we are leaving friends behind in the search. we stayed so long because we wanted to see if this was natural conclusions. >> family members and friends of seven missing fishermen got their first call from the coast guard. they were able to ask questions about that search. >> what we want to do is find out what is going to be the final word on a possible dive. is it possible? when it would be possible. >> the coast gua
inland. but fog at the coastline much cooler there and we have a big cooldown in the works of more on that in a moment. right now let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> we are taking a couple of calls from the kcbs phone force letting us know about a small backup it sounds like heading off the bay bridge on the san francisco side. there was a slow-moving car sounds like may have kind of stalled out so they are trying to clear it off to the fremont street. back to you. >>> searchers from the u.s. and mexico are still trying to find seven american tourists this morning. their fishing boat sank this morning in the sea of cortez south of san felipe. 43 people were on board the charter vessel. it was 115 feet long. it included 27 passengers, 16 crewmembers. most of the passengers are from northern california and one of them is confirmed dead this morning. seven others still missing. kristy seifkin is live in our newsroom keeping track of the ongoing search for the missing. and we have heard this has turned from a recovery back to a rescue mission, kristy. >> reporter: right. that's
much more news to come. >> a portion of highway to 37 was closed afternoon after a big rig truck slammed into the center divider and was caught on fire the driver was killed. this happened in the eastbound lanes of to 37. charles clifford was in the south bay and has details. >> according to the california highway patrol the driver of a big rig truck carrying a load of dirt loss control and witnesses say the truck slammed into the center divider. >> that collision overturned the vehicle and trap the driver in the vehicle and then the big rig caught on fire. >> the driver was unable to escape and died before the rescue crews could arrive. chp had to shut down traffic in both directions for several hours exactly what caused the driver to lose control is still under investigation no one else was injured in the accident and they were able to open all leas by 7:00 p.m.. as of late tuesday afternoon the driver of the truck had not yet been identified. >> a young teenager is recovering tonight after being stabbed while walking to the dog park. san jose police say that sunny along wi
of the people who cover, and making a big difference within the community. the walls are starting to come down. >> the police chief announced one effort that will take place this summer, dubbed a call in to the gangs. >> they will be offered services, opportunities to get out of the gang and community assistance if they so choose. >> saturday, city leaders will try to get guns off the streets by holding a gun buy back, offering $100 for the first 75 firearms turned into police. >> and time is running out in the search for seven men still missing after their fishing boat cap sized. the families of two men have now set up their own command center in the dining room of one home. we're now live. >> and you know there is good news tonight. just a moment ago, we learned the coast guard has agreed to continue searching for the men, tomorrow morning in, their specially equipped aircraft. the decision as the result of a full court press by folks gathered today to keep the search and their hope alive. >> we need our dad to come home. we need our uncles and sons to come home. now, at this point, we need
and this isn't real. he's coming home because he's my big brother and he's everything i ever asked for. >> reporter: at the family church, they joined two other families in deep mourning. hundreds packed the inside of st. george, many in tears. one asked for help from the community. >> we urge all you watchers to continue praying for our families, that they come home safely. >> reporter: they were active members of this assyrian church. what happened to them has hit their bishop particularly hard. he's close to their families. >> we pray that the bodies of the victims would be found quickly so that we can perform the proper rites of christian burial and the ease of the families. >> reporter: but some are holding on to hope they will be found alive. >> we don't want him looking down on us, we want him face to face with us to help us for the rest of our lives. >> i know he's going to come back. i don't think this is real. it's not. >> he's coming back. >> reporter: and we're learning more about two of the hikers. she was a nursing student at usf and nino was studying chemistry at cal sta
to their businesses so police could have access to that video at any point in time. the city is having a big unveiling ceremony later on this afternoon to talk a little bit more about these cameras. elizabeth? >> okay. anne makovec live for us this morning in oakland. thanks. >>> san jose police chief chris moore remains under pressure from immigrant rights activists. they are upset about chief moore's decision to get help from two agents from i.c.e. the two agents specialize in dealing with gangs. chief moore says their role would be limited to gang investigations and they will not randomly seek out illegal immigrants. critics will hold a press conference this morning to explain their distrust of i.c.e. and the consequence of the program. >>> nasa ames at moffett field played key roles in the three decades of the space shuttle program. this morning the center will host a special news conference with the atlantis astronauts as they are on the final mission of the shuttle program. anser hassan joins us from moffett field with more. >> reporter: these are famous last words. light that engine one more t
looks good getting up to highway 18. at 5:08 let's go to steve. >> another big fog bank out there and it's giving us also some drizzle so we have to deal with that. today will be very similar to what we had over the weekend. breezy to windy at times, already gusts to 30. about the same tomorrow, by the end of the week looks like that fog will be getting a little shallower, it does look warmer 80s and 90s coming back for us in the sacramento san joaquin valley. we keep dealing with a low coming in from the pacific west, that ramps up the fog. then high pressure in the middle of country tries to head back west but it's been trying to do that for the last two months. we have some fog in the coast, but it has no problem getting back out. everybody coast and inland 80 degrees. west south wind or a west wind when it's 27 at travis and southwest at vacaville. any time they get a south wind in this kind of a pattern that's a cool breeze. once the low kicks out, temperatures will gradually start to come up. it's a gradual the warm warm up. breezy to windy and that will be out of the west. drizzl
an then the big cooldown for the weekend. >>> 7:12. will president obama replace joe biden? there's new talk about who will -- about who the president will replace as vice president. >>> and the duke and duchess will be visiting the rich and famous in l.a. this weekend. there's a reason why they will be spending time on skid row as well. >>> >>> good morning. temperatures will really drop according to those by the coast -- not according. i don't know where that came from. but you know what i mean. by the coast sand bay inland -- coast and the bay and inland. >>> hot rumors around the white house. now, aides to president obama say joe biden is thinking about replacing -- say president obama is thinking about replacing joe biten. there's been speculation that he would be replaced with -- with andrew cuomo. president obama's'ss are saying here's nothing to -- president obama's aides are saying there's nothing to 9 rumors. >>> scott macfarlane is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom to explain how the cuts could affect transportation cuts here in the bay area. >> reporter: congress considering major
and the investigation. >> my big brother looking out for me. seems like we are going to see him walk in the door. >> john houghton still can't believe his brother is dead. david, his wife, dee^dee, and their sons, ryan and luke, were on their way near yosemite to meet john and the rest of the family when they crashed. this little boy laid plowers at the crash scene. this is cellphone video taken by a witness soon after the plane crashed near watsonville community hospital. the ntsb is in charge of finding out what happened. investigators picked through the charred remains. >> we look at the man, the machine and the environment. when we look at the man we look at the pilot, his or her training, his or her experience or his or her experience in the air craft type. >> david houghton started flying a few years ago. he bought the muni-m-2f last year. investigators won't speculate on a cause for this crash, but houghton's friends have their own ideas. >> probably the airplane stalled and lost altitude. when you lose altitude on takeoff,
coming up. >>> and quite an extravaganza in the night sky over san francisco. the big 4th of july celebration spectacular fireworks. this is crissy field. er who skies making for a perfect -- clear skies making for a perfect night. ,,,,,,,,,,,, s'mores special? ,,,,,,,,,,,, hershey's chocolate goodness, that brings people together. hershey's makes it a s'more. you make it special. pure hershey's. our fruit has to be perfectly ripe because it's delivered on the same day. for me? this is so beautiful! edible arrangements. enjoy the most delicious fruit ever. guaranteed. starting at $25. the >>> welcome back. we have a traffic alert in san mateo. southbound 10 -- southbound 101, three lanes blocked. we'll have details on that and fender-benders on the bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the jury in the casey anthony murder trial will continue their deliberations this morning. 25-year-old florida woman accused of killing her 2-year- old daughter back in 2008. the jury began deliberating yesterday but they did not reach a verdict. they have most of the evidence in the jury room but
observed at the local airports, the big ones and the small ones like out in antioch. 94degrees there, 91 in livermore and 90 in morgan hill. forecast highs for tomorrow, about the same, a little warmer in fairfield. the forecast then for tomorrow just like for tonight just like it was last night. for tomorrow, a lot like today but slightly warmer. the changes very subtle. it's unusual that we get, when we get unusually mild weather this time of year. but it's unusual that we have so few changes. the differences in daytime highs forecast daytime highs versus what's actually occurring very subtle. so that's how it continues. that's good news for firefighters. fire danger very mild for this time of year and air quality very good. tomorrow afternoon, it starts to heat up. there was heat in the central valley today. you're getting your upper 90s toward red bluff. i have enough of a sea breeze and enough fog at the coast that's keeping things on the mild side for this time of year. some high clouds coming in from the gulf of mexico. those clouds could trigger a few thundershowers. south toward
big to perform the rescue. at that point, they will notify land or air assets, like a helicopter that could get closer to the people in the water. at that point it would certainly be checked out by medical technicians and taken to the nearest hospital for evaluation. >> the seven men were on board a fishing boat when it sank sunday morning. more than 40 people were on board at the time. mexican navy and u.s. coastguard has searched more than 1100 square miles. the aircraft took off from mcclellan air force base this morning and mexican authorities are leading the search but rescuers and mexican authorities are hoping they can find survivors. live at the coast island in alameda, nick smith, "abc 7 news." >>> jaycee dugard is breaking her silence on television since she was freed. she gave diane sawyer an exclusive interview ahead the release of her book. she says she wears a pine cone around her neck because that is the last thing she remembers after losing consciousness. she says she can't believe she can now jump into a car and just go to her beach with her girls. the exclusive
low clouds that fog is saying i'm back and back in a big way. yesterday it was there but it was very shallow and only confined to the coast. still 60s, 70s, and 80s and now some low 90s. temperatures will start coming down. here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along nicely at the coliseum here. you can see traffic is looking pretty good coming up past the oakland coliseum and heading north or south. also this morning we are looking at san francisco. there it is northbound 101 moving well past the ups building all the way up to the downtown area. let's go back to the desk. >>> the search continues for seven missing fisherman while incredible stories of survival are emerging. tara moriarty is joining us in the newsroom with the details of the amazing survival stories. >> reporter: some survey veries drank melted ice and ate hierarchy kisses to -- hershey kisses to stay alive. many passengers and crew members were in the water for 16 hours before they were rescued or reached land. some of the 35 crew members and passengers who made it were able to grab life ja
is opened up. danville, stalled big rig, 680, right lane we do have a bart delay in san francisco peninsula in the eastbound direction of about 15 minutes. >>> we'll check in a little later. fire crews spent nearly all night looking for hot spots in a massive fire at a plastics plant. this morning, the questions are turning to what is left in the air. the fire begin yesterday afternoon at macro plastics in fairfield. amy hollyfield is live where fire officials are just about to give another update. >> we're waiting for that update. right now, take a look behind me. wow, now the sun is up you see the damage that happened here at this plastics manufacturing company, chain link fence is gone. the fire just melted it. this field is blackened. it's burned for about eight and a half hours and firefighters said it was very hot and intense fire. it started at about 1:15 at macro plastics here in fairfield. they say workers accidentally started oors the fire. the fire burned 15,000 to 30,000 plastic bins that creates toxic smoke. the agency calls it the worst smoke you can encounter. residents were
days until the big deadline. congressional leaders are still struggling to cut a deal to raise the nation's debt limit. republicans and democrats are working on dueling plans as a deadline of august 2 looms over their head. after which the united states could begin to default on its obligations. house speaker john boehner is reported to be working on a plan that includes a short-term expense with spending cuts with another extension and more cuts in about six months. >> there is going to be a two-stage process. it is not physically possible to do all of this in one step. >> but senate majority leader harry reed says boehner's plan is a nonstart ner the senate. reed is working on his own propose thal will raise the debt ceiling by more than $2 trillion through 2012. but spending cuts and no tax increases. the house and the senate have a goal to take up legislation by the end of the week. still work to be done there. >>> big difference from hawaii. that's where lawrence was in the last couple of weeks. >> yes. drizzle and cold. >> did you notice the sunburn? >> no, not are really
in pleasanton, where they are celebrating the grilling season in a big way. >> reporter: very big way. it's not unusual for them to cook up hundreds of pounds of meat for burgers at the alameda county fair, but hundreds of pounds of meat in a single burger? that's what's going on here inside that box. the reason? try to make the world's largest hamburger and raise money for charity. unless you're on a ride with the wind in your face, the farrakhan be pretty hot. as these folks have the hottest job of all, trying to cook up the world's biggest hamburger. you slap your hands into a tub of meat and pack the custom- made burger form. >> we need to break the 590- pound record, which is set from canada. we are starting with 600 pounds of ground beef, and then we're then cooking that for 10 hours. >> reporter: because the burger starts out at about 600 pounds or so, you climb right up on the grill to get the cooking started. to be sure it gets cooked, you wrap it with aluminum foil. everything about attempting to grill a world record burger is a challenge. >> we can say we've cooked meat before
and border, announced big layoffs this week. >>> still ahead, a day of surfing at malibu leads to serious injuries for arnold schwartz neglect azenegger schwarzenegger's teenage son. >>> why would i want to be in the cemetery business? why wouldn't i be? >> also coming up, 2 million people are buried there. but a person at the cemetery says takes great place for the living. we'll take you to the bay area's city of souls. >>>nd at east bay company whose work on the ground is helping us see what is up in space. >>> and i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. decent cooling across the bay area with 83 in san jose, san francisco 67. as we take a look right now dropping off along the coast with 60 in san francisco, we'll have details on how long this fog sticks around coming up. >>> from the east bay into space, tonight we'll take you on an amazing tour of a bay area company that's literally aiming for the stars. >> this company is helping the space program see what's out scott budman has the final uninstallment. >> reporter: it's a company that can see its handy work in space but it actually does tha
in the south bay tonight, you have several options. downtown san jose is not one of them. the big fireworks display that's been there for several years has been cut because of budget issues. they that a few years back. nbc bay area's scott budman joining us live this morning -- this evening with a look at the trend and if that is going to continue. scott, you know nbc bay area used to put on this fireworks show, host it for several years. they haven't had it because of the budget problems. >> reporter: that's absolutely right. it was here in discovery park for years that the fireworks display went on. then the budget shortfall shut it down. as you know, san jose still having budget problems, but it can still have a good time. ♪ >> reporter: they had dancers. they had a singing elvis. and enough cute kids to melt any patriot's heart. but what this rose garden neighborhood parade didn't have was a need for san jose city money, which made all sides of the budget battle happy. >> this parade is more a model of what we can expect which is private sector funding, managed and organized by privat
towards concord past pleasant hill on 680 southbound and nearly to highway 4 on 242 southbound. big delays in both directions. there is no indication on when planes will be cleared. when the chp issues alert the believe planes will be blocked for 30 or more minutes. this accident is about 30 minutes old now. our other hot spot is a westbound on the bay bridge. traffic is nearly at a standstill. the back of this to the end of the macarthur maze and even the the the approach is battling back up. bear in mind that one hour ago there was no back up on the bay bridge toll plaza. when other bridges are not doing too badly. the golden gate bridge looks to be a good. although it is under fog when southbound. despite the fog it appears that we will have another sunny and warm day ahead. >> here is the view from our roof camera showing you the fog and also sunshine as well. temperatures in the '50s and '60s. the sun will come out this afternoon, mostly sunny and warm with inland spots getting into the low-mid-90s. we're going to continue cooling as we head towards the weekend. let's talk more about
's suit. how you can do it from your home computer and save big-time money. >> bay area researchers have identified seven risk factors for alzheimer's disease. the good news is you can do something about them, and i'll have that story coming up. >>> plus, pumping the brakes on food trucks. the bay area city where a controversial law has created a battle over the rolling restaurants. >>> and good evening. i'm chief meteorologist jeff fern any. no doubt the warmer weather today had you outside right now with 66 in san francisco. well, it will be cooler tonight. we'll talk all about this big-time warming trend coming up in my sey ca i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'm here -- to help come up with a plan and get you on the right path. i have more than a thousand fidelity experts working with me so that i can work one-on-one with you. it's your green line. but i'll be there every step of the way. call or come in and talk with us today. >>> you're seeing them more and more on city streets. food trucks offering gourmet ea
will cost for you die-hard texters. >>> and move over, big brother. the confession parents are making for signing onto facebook up next. ,, i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'm here -- to help come up with a plan and get you on the right path. i have more than a thousand fidelity experts working with me so that i can work one-on-one with you. it's your green line. but i'll be there every step of the way. call or come in and talk with us today. i hang my head out the window. oh man, we're delivering everything you can think of: plywood, cement. i, i enjoy the breeze on my tongue. well uh, and every weekend, seems like we're headin' down to the lake. we're pullin' a boat or somethin'. i don't know why. i just do. it's not a problem. i don't mind as long as we always stop at chevron and get that techron stuff. my ears flop around too. check it out. [ male announcer ] your car takes care of you, care for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. it's hard work; i need a nap. held into the phone hacking scan >>> ri
. >>> well, san jose no longer has a big fireworks show on the 4th of july. but some people put on their own illegal display. pretty professional there. it's been a tradition every 4th of july to set off fireworks, but the law says they are illegal. we talked to a retired fire captain who lives there and he fears that it's just a matter of time before something bad happens. >> you know it can happen in four, five, seven or ten minutes when you have a good wind and old structures that can just take a block out. >> no one out there just doing dumb stuff. they're not doing it with their families and parties they got going on. >> firefighters were out last night trying to educate people about the dangers of setting off their own fireworks. the police chief was also out. he says they don't have the resources to crack down on the activity. the east bay also saw its fair share of fireworks. our ktvu cameras spotted this display from skyline road in oakland around 9:00 last night. oakland is another bay area city that did not hold an official fireworks show for the 4th of july and where fireworks ar
a big memorial that we've been reporting. sheriff's memorial later this morning. it's open to the public and you can expect traffic delays, north san pedro road, redwood highway, that begins about 9:30 this morning until 4:00 this afternoon at the marin veterans memorial auditorium. live look, slow traffic. you can see road work out of novato southbound 101 toward central san rafael. >>> thank you very much. >> still ahead, the power of google. that may force the chairman to testify before congress. >> and new tool that will help parents figure out how much college will cost. >> and what a study is revealing about the subtle differences in about the subtle differences in añañc@c@c@bbúúúfmtmtmtmtmtmtmtmt about the subtle differences in añañc@c@c@bbúúúfmtmtmtmtmtmtmtmt you gotta try honey bunches of oats with almonds! it's got real, sliced california almonds with a third less sugar per serving than honey nut cheerios. wow! delicious! try honey bunches of oats with almonds! denny's new tour of america menu. 50 star cuisine. the new tour of america menu. starting at $4.99. only at
clockwise rotation here. a big area of high pressure in the four corners region and the flow around that bringing up that moisture. that's what has been bringing the showers into the sierra nevada. afternoon heating and the storms popping once again today. then the counter clockwise rotation with an area of low pressure to the north and west of us. that will allow for the cool air, the sea breeze, the marine low clouds to continue throughout the early part of the week. so this afternoon, perhaps a few storms once again firing from really yosemite on south where the stronger storms with some thunderstorms possible in the northern sierra, lake tahoe as well and reason owe. temperatures today in the mid-80s in yosemite. upper 80s in sacramento. it has been a cool summer there. 77 in los angeles. back home more widespread 70s in the south bay. 47 sunyvale. cupertino coming in at 75 with san mateo a little cooler, 27. in and around san francisco, 64 today. so that's about two degrees cooler and in the north bay look for 73 in petaluma, as well as vallejo. near east bay and upper 670s for
. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular, but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off, but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt l
. the key sticking point is this issue of raising the debt limit, large enough, big enough, so that it gets us through 2012, gets us into the spring of 2013. right now, of course, the boehner bill and what republicans were supporting would have this debt limit come to another vote in the next -- >> at this point in time -- >> harry reid wants to do is simply figure out a way to satisfy the second round of deficit reduction, create a stronger trigger potentially, whatever he can come to, to get more republicans to support his way in order to get this debt limit passed 2012. i think he's going to come to an agreement. the question is, how big of an agreement is it? is it an agreement that barely gets the eight republicans he wants? or does it get 20 republicans and sends a strong, bipartisan message to make sure this thing doesn't get gummed up again in the house. >> does he have a dance partner in terms of a republican willing to negotiate? >> reporter: he's got a few dance partners potentially, but right now he's not working very well with mitch mcconnell. that's not clear. but don't be sur
headquarters and chief secure faces big challenges in the wake of saturday's shooting in the bayview. >> i love the bayview community. i've been at this opera house more times than i can count. >> reporter: now he was booed last night at the bayview opera house where more than 300 people showed up to talk about the fatal shooting of 19-year- old harding. he was supposed to answer questions about the incident which has sparked widespread community outrage and accusations that harding wasn't even armed. but an hour and a half into the meeting the angry crowd closed in on him and his command staff forced him to leave for his own safety. >> i don't care if you disrespect me but don't disrespect all the other people that came to talk. >> everyone is acting a fool. it's time to act right so you can hear us and get some help in this neighborhood. this is a crisis. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: now this meeting comes after tuesday's protest where 43 people were arrested. those demonstrators were upset over saturday's incident when two officers in the bayview tried to detain harding for not paying his
, this is lafayette, the mess caused by a big water main break there. the rush to get a fix before the morning commute. >>> cal fire grounding a powerful tool just in time for fire season. what it means for our safety this summer. >>> good morning. it is thursday, july 7. thanks for joining us. i'm anne makovec. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 5:00. we kick it off with that water main break that's left hundreds of homes without water in an east bay community. >> a ream nightmare for anybody trying to get ready -- a real nightmare for anybody trying to get ready for work this morning. kristy seifkin reports live from lafayette. a lot of activity there behind you. >> reporter: yeah. i imagine most people actually were asleep until a couple of minutes ago when this jackhammer started going. they have been digging a hole for hours. they got a call last night. east bay m.u.d. came out around 11:30 and has been working since. there is a hole 5 feet deep dug underground cutting through tree branches. it's a big hole of water right now. they don't know where the break is. there are to pipeline
so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are also up, 11% on average. >> we're cutting back on trips and staying home more. >> it is a pretty exciting trip. the first time that anna and i have ever been anywhere together on a trip like this over the big pond. ♪ >> reporter: the top family destination this summer -- orlando. the top destinations for singles and couples -- las vegas, new york, chicago, and seattle. the good news? experts say there are plenty of flexible hotel deals out there, especially orlando, reno, portland, seattle and colorado. >> free nights, free room upgrades, kids stay free, resort credits. take advantage of all of those offerings to offset higher gas prices and higher airfares. >> reporter: back on the maryland shore, a yearly ritual -- >> every year i bring my kids here just to
, think that the u.s. is taking a serious step here, and get us through the 2012 election. it's a big argument. he's actually trying to create the political room for his adversary in this fight. >> that's right. david gregory, watching from boston. it's not just the risk at fault but the credit rating that worries so many in the financial world. >>> we're getting ready to go to john boehner, speaker of the house, who, while demonized by the other side in all of this, has had a tough time with congress, especially newly elected members of the tea party, many of whom who don't buy the premise here. here is the house speaker. >> good evening. i'm john boehner. i serve as speaker of the whole house of members of both parties that you elect. these are difficult times in the life of our nation. millions are looking for work and have been for some time. and the spending binge going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. before i served in congress, i ran a small business in ohio. i was amazed at how difficult washington, d.c. operated than every other business in america. most ame
>>> good morning. >>> breaking news. the dow down big at the start of trading as fear mounts that lawmakers will fail to reach a debt deal. the president is expected to deliver speech on the crisis in just moments. we'll be live. >>> closing beaches on the texas coast, temporarily shut down as tropical storm don approaches. it's expected to strengthen by the time it makes landfall tonight. >>> and survival mode -- a small plane crashes into lake huron. the pilot survived the impact, then treads water for 18 hours without a life vest. he'll share his remarkable story with us today, friday, july 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a friday. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. the clock is sticking. there's still no end to the debt ceiling crisis, and this has investors nervous. >> really nervous. just 30 minutes into the trading day, the dow down about 100 points already. this comes after a heated night on capitol hill where john boehner failed to find enough votes within his own p
investigateth. >>> the idea of a multifunctional i.d. card could get a big push from the oakland city council. the card could help with several issues, including identification for undocumented immigrants and also act as a debit card for the needy. however, implementing that debit card has been a problem. so they may put that on hold see the rest of the program can go forward. >>> there's controversy on the rule of trash crans -- trash cans in atherton. the city council narrowly approved a law which gives residents 24 hours to move their cans into place and another 24 hours to remove them. the rule comes about complaints about people who leave their cans on the street all of the time. some said problem should be resolved by just calling those who hibachily do that -- habitually do that. >>> the nfl lockout is over. kraig debro is live where the facilities are just opening up to players. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: maureen, players are getting here just now. i don't know who that player is. he rolled in. he was very excited. he did a little dance for us in the front seat of his car. we s
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